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Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise by Jonathan Berman

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CHAPTER 1

Welcome to the Frontier

Mark Zuckerberg in his hoodie. Steve Jobs on stage. Sergey Brin in jeans and Eric Schmidt, not. It would be hard to understand the extraordinary rise of Silicon Valley without understanding a bit about its leaders, their background and ambitions. At the frontier of technology, the social and business paradigms are new. The leaders in that market help us map it, understand it, and access it. We also enjoy reading about them. The men and women who succeed on the frontier are compelling characters through whom we come to understand a new horizon.

It was much the same way when the continental U.S. economy was coming together at the dawn of the twentieth century. The implications for the United States and the world ...

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